Now in its 6th year, Re:Wind has become a much-anticipated event for Re:Sound and our friends at SOCAN, CMRRA, Sony Music and Music Canada. Re:Sound employees organize the event each year and 70% of Re:Sound employees are involved through performing, event operations and fundraising.
Celebrating women in the music industry, the 2018 event raised $36,000 in support of two local causes—Unison Benevolent Fund and Anduhyaun—selected by Re:Sound employees. Since its inception Re:Wind has raised, Re:Wind has raised more than $100,000 for charity.
In August, 30 employees raised funds and took part in The Heart and Stroke Association’s Big Bike Event. During the holiday season, Re:Sound raised cash, gift cards and subway tokens, as well as multiple boxes of food for Anduhyaun Inc. The donation helped 19 women and their families.
As an organization, Re:Sound is committed to fostering a Fair workplace. In 2018, Re:Sound implemented a 2-part Diversity and Inclusion training program for all employees along with additional training for its management team. All employees were invited to join the organization’s newly formed Diversity and Inclusion committee, while leadership assessed compensation across the organization to be sure Re:Sound was free from gender pay gaps.
Re:Sound is grateful to Re:Wind’s 2018 corporate sponsors: Greenwald Wealth Management: RBC Dominion (Diamond Sponsor) and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Platinum Sponsor).
To ensure the music industry is a safe, positive place to work, stakeholders from creative industry organizations, including Re:Sound, came together to form a Music Industry Anti-Harassment Group and develop a code of conduct for the industry.
Readthecode.ca launched in 2018 with a focus on increasing awareness of harassment for those working in the music industry, preventing these incidents and supporting those who’ve experienced harassment. The code recognizes the wide range of workplaces in the music industry, ranging from venues, bars, and hotels to digital spaces and traditional offices. It also addresses all forms of harassment in the music community, including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence in the workplace.
Together, industry stakeholders acknowledge the importance of taking steps toward ensuring a healthy culture, which includes zero tolerance for harassment in any form. The program has two areas of focus: Education, Training and Safe Support, and the Safe Spaces Help Support Line, a service delivered by the Unison Benevolent Fund. These initiatives are funded through a variety of sources, including a two-year commitment from Re:Sound.